The Leela Mumbai
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Leela Mumbai Mumbai (Bombay)
A beautiful hotel, with a nice pool, although we never got to use it, as we were in the city too much. Convenient for airport travels, but not the best location if you want to do things in the city. Dinner was very pricey though (seems to be a common thing in Mumbai)
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Back to the Taj in Mumbai. The hotel was very busy as there was a large wedding, but also as we had been in the slightly less congested Rajasthan we noticed it a little more. Mumbai is the city of experiences and we did a lot - a Bollywood tour, a slum tour and a heritage walking tour. The shopping was okay, especially as Good Earth had a sale. But …
... back and in bed earlier and we proceeded to get ready and headed down to meet our guide.
Bree was happy to learn that we had a female tour guide for once and as it turned out she was the perfect person to show us around that day since her spunky attitude and energy was absolutely contagious and we perked right up as she started our tour. Our first stop was the famous Mumbai University for a quick look at the amazing architecture and beautiful bell ...
... didn't get to sit down as part of the auction and was told my role was the supervisor. I had a guy as my assistant and had to walk to every item with a clipboard, checking over the items and that they were suitable for auction. They didn't seem too fussed by the fact I can't act to save my life, I suspect because the camera was probably only showing my back anyway. After then it got boring, they needed to film the people sat down so I was sat by myself in the waiting ...
After breakfast we decide to go for an adventure on the train into Central Mumbai. A full day pass for a tourist is 75 rupees, $1.50. Walk to the train station, worked out how to buy the tickets then jump on the first train we see. Churchgate station is the end of the line so it will be a little hard to get lost and we are only going about 5 stops to Mumbai Central. The train is quite empty as we are fairly early, 9.30. Not much happens here ...
... card, Jack pulled at his ragged beard and we did our best to look as short on money as you realistically can when getting a tailor-made dinner jacket. A little while and several cups of chai later we shook hands and left jubilant but rather bemused at what had just happened. There seems to be a running theme now of us leaving the hotel for something benign like breakfast and returning having bought a new wardrobe - I suppose that could summarise both our trip and India quite ...